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Sadayatana

John Tocher surveys the free music landscape for new and old releases encompassing the realms of avant garde, experimental, electronic, musique concréte, industrial, dada-ist music. A transplant from the Los Angeles area, he now makes his home in southeast Texas near the border with Louisiana --deep in swamp country, where the ambiance is enhanced by cicadas and the occasional hurricane.

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Nov 1, 2015 John Tocher
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The cultural-historical meaning of the Eleusinian Mysteries, their influence on European intellectual history, can scarcely be overestimated. Here suffering humankind found a cure for its rational, objective, cleft intellect, in a mystical totality experience, that let it believe in immortality, in an everlasting existence. - Albert Hofmann, in LSD : My Problem Child (1980) start artist title 00:00 Hsin-Jung Tsai 無量壽佛祈請文 03:19 Free Tibet Mystical Glow 06:54 Halgrath Her Winter of...
Topics: dark ambient, experimental, ambient, podcast, circle of pines, fellirium, free tibet, halgrath,...
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Nov 1, 2015 John Tocher
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There are experiences that most of us are hesitant to speak about, because they do not conform to everyday reality and defy rational explanation. These are not particular external occurrences, but rather events of our inner lives, which are generally dismissed as figments of the imagination and barred from our memory. Suddenly, the familiar view of our surroundings is transformed in a strange, delightful, or alarming way: it appears to us in a new light, takes on a special meaning. Such an...
Topics: dark ambient, experimental, ambient, podcast, astral & shit, hsin-jung tsai, john tocher,...
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Sep 12, 2015 John Tocher
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Old friends become bitter enemies on a sudden for toys and small offenses. - Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621) start artist title 00:00 Stefan Paulus Pilgrimage To The Internal Entrance Of Mt. Säntis 22:41 Luís Antero Territory 25:44 Kinematik VKE Chaotic Rotations 57:14 Reverse Projection Old Potion 59:59 Sebastiane Hegarty Rain choir: Recital 61:36 Kinematik VKE The Pluto-Charon Binary 83:30 Reverse Projection 800mts 90:15 Kinematik VKE On Approach 109:30 Sebastiane Hegarty...
Topics: dark ambient, drone, experimental, podcast, kinematik vke, luís antero, reverse projection,...
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Jul 19, 2015 John Tocher
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Their [the stars] influence on our fate is considerably less than the influence of a banana peel, on which you can slip and break your leg. But there is no interest in banana peels, whereas serious periodicals include horoscopes [...] It lifts his spirits. The whole universe revolves around him, and even if things aren't going well, even if the stars are lined up in such a way that the suspenders manufacturer loses his shirt and the individual consequently loses his job, it's still more...
Topics: dark ambient, ambient, experimental, podcast, sadayatana, alan morse davies, emerald rustling, oum...
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Jul 12, 2015 John Tocher
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         - Jawaharlal Nehru start artist title 00:00 Jeff Sampson Unaware 03:35 Grove of Whispers Bandits (unreleased) 29:02 Metamorfrozen Storms of Neptune 33:15 Fellirium Silhouettes in the Mist 52:19 Metamorfrozen Frigid Desolation II 67:48 Metamorfrozen Mountains of Madness 68:12 Gasgruel Part II - The First Day After 80:51 Gasgruel Part III - No Thing 84:40 Metamorfrozen Frigid Desolation I 94:48 Gasgruel Part I - Inwardness 99:19 Metamorfrozen Frigid Desolation III 104:12 Backyard...
Topics: dark ambient, experimental, drone, podcast, sadayatana, backyard ghost, fellirium, gasgruel, jeff...
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Jul 5, 2015 John Tocher
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It seems to me what is called for is an exquisite balance between two conflicting needs: the most skeptical scrutiny of all hypotheses that are served up to us and at the same time a great openness to new ideas … If you are only skeptical, then no new ideas make it through to you … On the other hand, if you are open to the point of gullibility and have not an ounce of skeptical sense in you, then you cannot distinguish the useful ideas from the worthless ones. - Carl Sagan start artist...
Topics: ambient, dark ambient, experimental, podcast, judith peacock cummings, lucette bourdin and darrell...
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Jun 11, 2015 John Tocher
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There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life. - Federico Fellini, Fellini on Fellini (1976) start artist title 00:00 kepheus cut the hand 06:21 The Implicit Order Fire On The Mountain Lightning In The Air 10:26 The Implicit Order Poor Beecher's Funeral 14:19 Fellirium Show me your true self 15:31 Fellirium Give me your sorrows 30:51 EugeneKha Bells Of Disturbing Spring 54:20 Bing Satellites Strange Noises Along Drottninggatan 84:10 Simon Slator Solace...
Topics: dark ambient, ambient, experimental, podcast, bing satellites, eugenekha, fellirium, kepheus,...
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May 9, 2015 John Tocher
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May 9, 2015 John Tocher
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You are a true believer. Blessings of the state, blessings of the masses. Thou art a subject of the divine. Created in the image of man, by the masses, for the masses. - OMM 0000, THX 1138 start artist title 00:00 Kolpakopf INFERIAE 12:38 Arctica Your Journey Begins Now 61:24 Willy Stamati Menstrual Blood 65:50 SandSpace imbalance 73:53 Astral & Shit palus 95:19 Meho Toranj Zla 106:50 Meho Glasovi Zla 114:50 Meho Oblaci Zla 117:15 Space Satanbeat Mu†▲Gen
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Topics: dark ambient, drone, experimental, podcast, arctica, astral & shit, kolpakopf, meho, sandspace,...
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Apr 18, 2015 John Tocher
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If they come upon one who still has not seen it and they speak to him of fire, he does not know what they mean. So they, in turn, fall back upon telling him what fire is like. 'As they do so, they know from their own experience that what they are telling him is not the truth, but only a part of it. They know that this man will never know reality from their words, though all the words in the world are theirs to use. He must look upon the fire, smell of it, warm his hands by it, stare into its...
Topics: drone, dark ambient, experimental, podcast, lilly, meho, north hive, rec008, sadayatana
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Apr 11, 2015 John Tocher
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To finally know that you didn't have to hold on so tight. To realize that all your life--you know, all your love, all your hate, all your memories, all your pain--it was all the same thing. It was all the same dream, a dream that you had inside a locked room, a dream about being a person. And like a lot of dreams, there's a monster at the end of it. - Rust Cohle, True Detective start artist title 00:00 Joe Frawley Nymphlight, for Joseph Cornell 05:34 Arctica Annuminas (Phase 1) 16:15 Palancar...
Topics: dark ambient, experimental, drone, podcast, arctica, gdanian, hertz - metek, joe frawley, melodie...
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Apr 4, 2015 John Tocher
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He remembered the top, the sudden leveling of the hill, when the climb ceased and the other part of it began. How many times had he done this? The several times blurred; future and past blurred; what he had already experienced and what he would eventually experience blended so that nothing remained but the moment, the standing still and resting during which he rubbed the cut on his arm which the stone had left. God, he thought in weariness. In what way is this fair? Why am I up here alone like...
Topics: dark ambient, drone, experimental, podcast, sadayatana, achondar, ivan black, meho, snufmumriko
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Mar 28, 2015 John Tocher
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A film is a petrified fountain of thought. - Jean Cocteau, Esquire magazine (February 1961) start artist title 00:00 Juan Antonio Nieto Static-2 04:54 ovdk vs seetyca dsm III - the cristalline entity 20:38 ovdk vs seetyca toward the yanan dağlar 31:10 EugeneKha The Lost November 34:24 Juan Antonio Nieto Static-5 55:30 Juan Antonio Nieto Static-6 59:04 ovdk vs seetyca ryuma go 70:06 Kinematik VKE Returning The Hind 77:56 Juan Antonio Nieto Static-4 81:29 Juan Antonio Nieto Static-3 90:18...
Topics: dark ambient, experimental, drone, podcast, eugenekha, juan antonio nieto, kinematik vke,...
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Mar 28, 2015 John Tocher
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"Love is like a wind stirring the grass beneath trees on a black night," he had said. "You must not try to be definite and sure about it and to live beneath the trees, where soft night winds blow, the long hot day of disappointment comes swiftly and the gritty dust from passing wagons gathers upon lips inflamed and made tender by kisses." - Sherwood Anderson, Winesburg, Ohio, (1919), "Death" start artist title 00:00 Grove of Whispers 2015-03-13 34:58 Berthelot...
Topics: dark ambient, experimental, drone, podcast, sadayatana, berthelot, lilly, meho, nadador nocturno,...
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Mar 1, 2015 John Tocher
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And again, the dark street. The dark, dark street. The women out shopping for the evening meal of course, and baby carriage and the silver bicycle were already painted out by the darkness; most of the commuters too were already in place in their filing-drawer houses. A half-forsaken chasm of time.... - Kōbō Abe, The Ruined Map start artist title 00:00 Atilio Doreste Respiro 01:18 Kirill Platonkin In The Dream Fields 08:37 Kirill Platonkin Stellar Breath 14:06 Esa Ruoho Preparazione 19:18...
Topics: dark ambient, drone, experimental, podcast, atilio doreste, depletion region, esa ruoho, john...
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Feb 15, 2015 John Tocher
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The Edge... There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over. The others--the living--are those who pushed their luck as far as they felt they could handle it, and then pulled back, or slowed down, or did whatever they had to when it came time to choose between Now and Later. But the edge is still Out there. Or maybe it's In. - Hunter S. Thompson start artist title 00:00 Grove of Whispers untitled 21:42 Wings Of An Angel...
Topics: dark ambient, experimental, drone, podcast, grove of whispers, meho, wings of an angel,...
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Feb 8, 2015 John Tocher
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After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. - Aldous Huxley, The Rest is Silence (1931) start artist title 00:00 CNTV Intro (to Konstantin Raudive) 05:03 Berthelot Mécanique Des Limbes II 15:50 The Implicit Order Trying To Recruit You 23:34 Skincage and Mystified UFO 1 Skincage Remix 27:35 My Own Cubic Stone Minotaur 38:02 CNTV A curious blank 44:06 Berthelot Mécanique Des Limbes III 50:48 CNTV Descanso 53:50 The Implicit Order The Dial-Up Love And Terror...
Topics: dark ambient, experimental, drone, podcast, sadayatana, berthelot, cntv, lord havoc, my own cubic...
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Feb 3, 2015 John Tocher
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...and to this hour the image of Carmilla return to mind with ambiguous alterations--sometimes the playful, languid, beautiful girl; sometimes the writhing fiend I saw in the ruined church; and often from a reverie I have started, fancying I heard the light step of Carmilla at the drawing room door. - Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Carmilla (1871) start artist title 00:00 SiJ + Astral & Shit Kömaparàbola (Part 1) 03:00 Arctica Illidriel 61:47 Lluvia Acida Pali Aike 66:40 Rec008 Fragment 5 75:36...
Topics: dark ambient, experimental, noise, podcast, arctica, lluvia acida, rec008, sij + astral & shit,...
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Feb 2, 2015 John Tocher
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Nevertheless, life and death are mysterious states, and we know little of the resources of either. - Sheridan Le Fanu, Carmilla (1871) start artist title 00:00 Ayato & Natalia Kamia NO BREAK 01:45 Kolpakopf Untitled 30:38 Arctica Tabatiel (Illidriel Continue) 61:16 Red Fog Cinder Petals 72:33 lost-radio Scene VIII 80:48 Wings Of An Angel The Unearthly Demagogue And His Amber Of Sorrows 94:29 Kreazot-Maks Back side 1 96:24 Mescaline Sessions Pyramid of the Magician 109:10 Mescaline Sessions...
Topics: dark ambient, experimental, drone, podcast, sadayatana, arctica, ayato & natalia kamia,...
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Jan 16, 2015 John Tocher
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The more I look at most of the art movements, it’s all occultism, when you get down to it. The Surrealists were openly talking about being magicians. - Alan Moore, De Abaitua interview (1998) start artist title 00:00 sorrow stream No hope 03:56 Scott Lawlor & Oystein Jorgensen The Next Dimension 10:18 Neon Lotus V 27:04 Mikael Hirsz Self Medication 65:22 天 島 101:03 Astral & Shit snow 104:02 Grove of Whispers LIVE
Topics: dark ambient, experimental, noise, podcast, sadayatana, astral & shit, john tocher, mikael...
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Jan 16, 2015 John Tocher
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The original is unfaithful to the translation. - Jorge Luis Borges start artist title 00:00 Grove Of Whispers (featuring pixyblink ) Carmilla 21:49 Wings Of An Angel Your Dominatrix Had A Brain Transplant Under My Knives 94:13 Grove of Whispers Live
Topics: dark ambient, experimental, drone, podcast, sadayatana, grove of whispers featuring pixyblink, john...